Milwaukee Bucks vs. Boston Celtics Game 2 Betting Preview & Picks
The Boston Celtics, despite being without Kyrie Irving, managed to take a 1-0 lead in their NBA betting online series versus the Milwaukee Bucks. This Tuesday evening, the Celtics will once again open up the TD Garden to welcome the Bucks. Considering how Game 1 turned out, will the sports parlay odds favor Boston this evening? Let’s take a look.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Boston Celtics – Tuesday, April 17th
When: 7:00 pm ET
Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Stream: Drama on TNT, NBA League Pass
NBA Betting Online Odds:
|Bucks||+2½ (-110)||197½ (-110)||+120|
|Celtics||-2½ (-110)||197½ (-110)||-140|
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) April 16, 2018
All things considered, the Bucks only lost Game 1 by a total of 6-points. This makes it clear that Milwaukee can compete with the Bucks, and they’ll be looking to prove that in Game 2. The Greek Freak unsurprisingly lead Milwaukee in points in Game 1. Antetokounmpo put up a surprising 35 points and 13 rebounds for the night. Additionally, Khris Middleton dropped 31, but that still wasn’t good enough to topple the Celtics. Which is surprising, since Boston is without two of their biggest stars. Kyrie Irving banged up his knee before the postseason kicked off and we all remember how Gordon Hayward went down early in the year. Tuesday’s NBA betting online odds are pegging the Bucks as the underdog, but not by much.
Players to Watch: Giannis Antetokounmpo (35.0 ppg, 13.0 rpg, 7.0 apg), Khris Middleton (31.0 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 6.0 apg), and Malcolm Brogdon (16.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 3.0 apg)
The Celts were pumped that they were able to come out on top in Game 1. Now the club will be looking to prove that the matchup was not a fluke and that they can compete without Irving. In Irving’s absence, Al Horford lead the way for Boston in scoring. Specifically, Horford finished the night with 24 points, followed by Terry Rozier’s 23 and Marcus Morris’s 21.0 points. No doubt those three need to come up big once again in Game 2. At least that’s if the Celtics plan on coming out on top this evening.
Players to Watch: Al Horford (24.0 ppg, 12.0 rpg, 4.0 apg), Terry Rozier (23.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 3.0 apg), and Marcus Morris (21.0 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 1.0 apg).
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Boston Celtics Betting Predictions
- Milwaukee is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
- Milwaukee is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing Boston
- The TOTAL has gone OVER in 8 of Milwaukee’s last 9 games
- Boston is 15-6 ATS in its last 21 games
- Boston is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
- The TOTAL has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 5 games
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Boston Celtics Picks
So which team should sportsbook bettors favor in Tuesday’s Milwaukee Bucks vs. Boston Celtics matchup? This one is a little tough to predict. On one hand, the Celtics got the job done in Game 1 and are favored to win Game 2. But on the other, Milwaukee comes in healthier and with more dominant talent. However, Boston’s home field advantage should help them secure Game 2 this evening. Sign up now to make this NBA postseason prediction.
Score Prediction: 109-105 Boston. The Bucks put up a tougher fight but Boston still survives. The Celts will cover the spread and the TOTAL will be OVER.